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here's my shot at "parakeet," which i think is the best song on UP. it's a great sound, great especially for halloween. it was kinda hard to get the chords considering that there is no guitar in this song (okay there might be some weird riffs played in the chorus),  it's keyboard transcribed for guitar, so the chords might not be exactly right, but i think they're pretty close. i know that the bass notes are right, at least. if the chords don't sound right, try out power chords, those are alright in this song. in fact, there's one chord that i'm a little iffy on, and that's the C# in the verses. you be the judge. i'm pretty sure about the rest. enjoy. 
here's that spooky-sounding riff that mike plays on the keyboard in the chorus:

        G        F#m      E
you wake up in the morning
       D       C#        E
and fall out of your bed
  D      C#          E
mean cats eat parakeets
  D                   C      Eb
and this one's nearly dead.
  G             F#m      E
you dearly wish the wind shift
         D        C#         E
and greasy windows slide
  D     C#         E
open for the parakeet
            D        C     Eb
who's colored bitter lime. 
  Em (riff)   C (riff) 
open the window
       Am              Bm   D
and lift into your dreams
 Em (riff) C (riff) Am             D Ebm
lately, baby, you can barely breathe.
(chords same as above)
a broken wrist, an accident
you know that something's wrong
you fold the leavings of your past 
no one knows you've gone. 
the sunspot flares of the early 
nineties light up your wings.
and scan the shortwave radio
it's tracking outer range. 
open the window 
and lift into your dreams
baby, baby, you can start to breathe
the tectonic dispatcher shifts
to smooth the ocean floor
and flattens out to warmer winds
of brisbane's sunny shore. 
where buddhas tend to mending wrists
a tea made from the leaves
of eucalyptus fragrances
and coriander seeds. 
open your window
and lift into a dream
baby, baby, baby starts to breathe
open the window 
and lift into a dream 
baby, baby, baby starts to breathe

you wake up in the morning
to warm pacific breeze
where means cats chew on licorice
         D        C           G#m 
and cannot climb the trees. 

The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, 
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should 
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn 
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy


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